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A quick note from Grande Prairie, Alberta

August 13, 2010

Another long day yesterday, but it was beautiful as usual.  I saw a herd of lady elk and their babies, which was nice.  Also saw a few random caribou scattered here and there.  Still no bear or sheep.  Today I unceremoniously blazed through Dawson Creek, the start of the Alaska Highway. Perhaps I should have stopped for a photo at Mile Post Zero to commemorate the moment, but I didn’t.  Maybe I’ll look in my photo archives and see if I can fetch out the one of me there 7 years ago.

Have driven 1,648 miles so far.

Am currently sitting just South of Grande Prairie, Alberta and will continue a bit further south until I stop for the night.  Tomorrow will put me in Jasper National Park.  Yeah!  I am most excited about staying put for 2-3 days and hiking instead of driving.  Lovely.

The sun is shining and all is right with the world.

Stay tuned.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Devin permalink
    August 14, 2010 8:31 am

    Ah, my friend, it sounds lovely. Enjoy your visit in Jasper and enjoy the sunshine. We’re on Day 28 of rain, which I might add, is a record.

  2. Silver permalink
    August 14, 2010 9:21 pm

    I’m now caught up on your amazing adventure and wishing we could just get together at Judy’s Cafe again and visit–so much we take for granted at the time–your photos are awesome and such fun to view–I almost want to get in the car and go on a road trip again–last fall when Gil and I drove back up this route, it was so beautiful that Icouldn’t stop taking photos–250 photos of the lush yellow fall colors is a bit much. Years ago we biked in Banff-Jasper area for a few days–hope you are able to enjoy some good weather there–is is so beautiful. So happy all is going well–miss you.
    Love, Silver

  3. Mitzi permalink
    August 15, 2010 1:31 pm

    Hi Margie, I just caught up on your adventures. Sounds like you are kickin’ it, girl. I look forward to reading more and more especially since you are gonna be employing your newly learned writing skills to your amazing blog posts. peace and love, m

  4. Sue C. permalink
    August 15, 2010 7:59 pm

    Glad everything is continuing to go so well for you! I must admit to being a little jealous of the beautiful weather you’re experiencing, what with the lovely record rain here, which Devin mentioned above.

    I’ll be getting that map out so I can figure out where exactly you are.

    Safe travels and happy hiking!
    Sue C.

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